You know, the painful”why didn’t I do this sooner?!” Feeling focused riiiight around November 18? We’re all about to avoid this, the key is to start everything holiday related as early as possible. This doesn’t just mean buying gifts in advance(although it is certainly useful.) It also means that get the your kitchen, your closet, the game room, the rest of your house ready for the season. Here are 6 smart ways to plan ahead.
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Stock up on gift wrap, greeting cards and goods
Wrapping paper, check! The sender in different sizes, check! All of the with, check check check! Save yourself a dozen trips to the craft store and the post office by stocking up on everything you need from Go, including the seasonal blank card, you can easily plug to any wrapped gift. This also means that consolidation and recycling any left over last year.
Beautify your perfume
When the last time you took proper inventory of your spice Cabinet? The next time you have 20 minutes of idle time through your stash, to consolidate, toss, and Supplement needs. Make sure you’ve got plenty of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves all your winter treats.
Santa Claus Is Coming Soon, Now is the perfect time to in-depth terrible a game room or toy storage Cabinet. Pick out any and everything that your child has exceeded, or will cheer up a child in need, donate it all in time to make something new!
Stock up on just-in-case gift
Candles, large soap, cozy socks—these are the projects people are always happy to accept. Stock up on a few universally loved gift—and have them wrapped! —Spontaneous visitors, the teacher, you already forget, or last minute holiday party invite.
Why wait until spring to do a wardrobe purge? This time of year, socks, sweatshirts, coats and blankets are more in demand than ever, and we’re willing to bet you can stand to get rid of some huge projects, in order to make the new seasonal purchases. Through it all, and sell, donate or recycle what you can to avoid losing control of the closet.
Meal prep like a Pro
Cookies, soup slow cooker recipes—they can all be made in advance, then stash in the fridge. Do meal prep in the early season, and enjoy delicious and nutritious meals with ease all winter long.